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Reprogramming microbes


For your biology exam you should be able to

  • describe the stages of the transfer of a human gene into bacteria
  • explain the reason for an increasing need for insulin
  • give one or two advantages of genetically engineered insulin
  • explain how biological detergents work and give some of their advantages
  • state that antibiotics prevent the growth of bacteria
  • explain the need for a range of antibiotics
  • describe the advantages of the immobilisation technique
  • compare the continuous-flow and batch processes


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